During Tuesday’s game in New York, fans of the yankees They had two very special reasons to celebrate their team’s victory (9-8) against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aaron Judge equaled Babe Ruth after connecting your 60th home run of the season and came within one of tying the record set by Roger Maris in 1961 as the top slugger for the Bombers and the American League.
As if that were not enough, Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run with a full house that gave his team the victory in the ninth inning. But what was most striking was that at the end of the game, the Yankees fan who caught the ball of Judge’s historic home run, he gave it to the Judge without asking much in return.
It was enough to take a photo with Aaron Judge, a bat and some signed balls to give in return the ball with which the lanky slugger tied the “Bambino” in the list of most Yankees home runs in a tournament. In fact, michael kessername of the 20-year-old who caught the famous home run, explained why he didn’t ask for more things in return.
Although SCP Auctions estimates that Judge’s 60th home run ball could be worth between $100,000 and $150,000, Kessler says it never crossed his mind to keep it or put it up for sale.
“Judge means a lot to the organization, especially this year. He’s impressive. Just the way he is, he deserves to get the ball back. I didn’t think twice.” Said the young student, who confessed that he decided to go to the game on Tuesday last minute.